Pebble Mine

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The proposed Pebble Mine is drawing more and more opposition nearly every day. On Wednesday 2 groups began airing anti-Pebble Mine television ads. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington State is scheduled to participate in a rally Thursday afternoon in Seattle in support of the EPA stepping in and stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The “Rally for Bristol Bay” will be held Thursday afternoon at 12:30 at the Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich may be in an election year but he’s not shying away from taking positions on controversial issues. On Monday the Senator came out in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

Senator Mark Begich's office

Alaska’s Junior U.S. Senator has come out in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. Senator Mark Begich released a statement Monday noting that years of scientific study has proven the proposed Pebble Mine cannot be developed safely in the Bristol Bay Watershed.

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A couple of groups that represent large numbers of Bristol Bay commercial fishermen are praising the findings in the new Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Many praised the EPA's work, while also calling on the agency to issue a veto of the Pebble Mine based on the study's findings. Others said the study is still flawed, and think the EPA's role is unwarranted.

The EPA has released the final version of the document they will use to make future regulatory decisions about whether or not to allow large scale mining to go forward in the Bristol Bay Region.

The EPA's Region 10 office published the final assessment online Wednesday, but the agency declined to issue any regulatory decisions at this time.

A member of the Alaska Legislature is taking the CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals to task for comments made about the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Earlier this month the Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits several well-known Alaskans against the State of Alaska. At the heart of the case is the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor has certified the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative petition, which means it will be placed in front of voters in August of next year. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

It’s official… Northern Dynasty Minerals is now the lone partner in the Pebble Limited Partnership that was created several years ago to develop the Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Agency blames October's government shutdown for creating delays; says final version of the study will be out "the first part of next year."

Leaders in five denominations sent a letter to McCarthy Wednesday, asking that the final version of the BBWA be published "before the end of the year."

The final version of the EPA’a “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment” will likely be released in the next couple of months. One part of the assessment looks at the importance of salmon in the culture and everyday life of the native people of Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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